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Meet Nicole Retchin

We were lucky to catch up with Nicole Retchin recently and have shared our conversation below.

Nicole, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today We’d love to hear the backstory behind a risk you’ve taken – whether big or small, walk us through what it was like and how it ultimately turned out.

A recent “big risk” I took was when I purchased my own commercial kitchen in the beginning of 2021. Prior to this, I was renting different kitchens in the South Florida area for several years. Being a single mom with 2 kids, this was something that weighed on me, but I knew the only way I was going to take my business to the next level, was to take the risk! It’s a lot of work but it is definitely paying off. I’m thankful for all the support I’ve received through the years and continue to do so.


Meet Chef Nicole, Chef, and Entrepreneur

Hi Nicole, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?

For as long as I can remember I knew I wanted to be a teacher or a chef. I wanted to make an impact on others. I’ve always had a passion for food, health & fitness. I decided to go into culinary arts where I graduated from Johnson & Wales University. As I grew my business I worked at a local Eating Disorder Facility where I was able to help women and give cooking/nutrition classes. Since then I have expanded my business immensely. I purchased my own commercial kitchen in early 2021 and that was a game-changer. My staff and I are currently producing over a thousand meals weekly. Being a single mom and in charge of my own future has led to much learning and growth. I am grateful every day to wake up, go to work and truly do something I love...

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Let Chef Nicole Miami Deliver Flavorful, Healthy Meals to Your Door

Eat healthy without the planning, prepping, and portioning that comes with meal prepping. Let Chef Nicole Miami deliver flavorful, well-balanced meals right to your door!

For Nicole Retchin, providing Miami with a healthy meal delivery service is her passion. About 6 years ago, Nicole started small and part-time out of her own kitchen before beginning to rent kitchens, and as the business really took off, she purchased her own.

The meal plans are portion-controlled into two sizes - Lean Machine with meals between 400-500 calories and recommended for someone who is looking to maintain or lose weight and learn proper portion control, and Ultimate Warrior, with meals between 700-800 calories and recommended for people who live an active lifestyle...

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Chef Nicole Miami’s Healthy Meal Program is a Muscle-Building Powerhouse

Being an athlete her entire life, Nicole Retchin knew what food made her body go from 0-60.

She turned that knowledge into a profession, becoming a chef after getting her formal training at Johnson & Wales. More than five years ago she launched Chef Nicole Miami, a healthy meal delivery service that caters to everyone from those looking to maintain or lose weight to athletes.

“My love for cooking and a healthy lifestyle organically created Chef Nicole Miami, a Miami based healthy meal delivery service,” she explains. “My formal training from Johnson & Wales University enabled me to create recipes full of flavor that are healthy and well balanced.”...